Tax lists and other substitutes for census records

See: Carroll, Cornelius.  The beginner’s guide to using tax lists.

Years Publications

Ratcliff, Clarence E.  North Carolina taxpayers, 1679-1790.

1770-1773Kegley, Mary B.  New River tithables, 1770-1773
1770-1777Burton, Charles T.  Botetourt County, Virginia: its men, 1770-1777.
1772, 1785

Stoner, Robert Douthat.  A seed-bed of the republic: a study of the pioneers in the upper (southern) Valley of Virginia.
Found in the appendix.


Kegley, Mary B.  Tax list of Montgomery County, Virginia, 1782.
Alphabetical list.

Schreiner-Yantis, Netti.  Tax list of Montgomery County, Virginia, 1782.
Listed in order taken by tax collector. Available at Tazewell County Historical Society.


Heads of families at the first census of the United States, taken in the year 1790: records of the state enumerations 1782-1785, Virginia.

1782-1787Fothergill, Augusta B.  Virginia tax payers, 1782-1787.

Schreiner-Yantis, Netti.  The 1787 census of Virginia.
Organized by county and by district, this is very useful for locating the area where a person lived at that time.


Albert, Anne Roberts and Ethel Evans Albert.  Russell County, Virginia personal property and land tax list 1787 through 1800, 1802, 1810 and legislative petitions.


Schreiner-Yantis, Netti.  Montgomery County, Virginia: tax lists a, b & c for the year 1788.


Schreiner-Yantis, Netti.  1789 tax list of Montgomery County, Virginia (list b).


Schreiner-Yantis, Netti.  Montgomery County, Virginia circa 1790: a comprehensive study, including the 1789 tax lists, abstracts of over 800 land surveys and data concerning migration.


Schreiner-Yantis, Netti.  1800 tax lists & abstracts of deeds [1796-1800] of Wythe County, Virginia.


Schreiner-Yantis, Netti.  Archives of the pioneers of Tazewell County, Virginia.
Tax lists of 1801, 1802, 1803, 1806, 1814, 1820
Annotated enumeration of every taxpayer 1801-1820


Schreiner-Yantis, Netti.  A supplement to the 1810 census of Virginia: tax lists for which the census is missing.


Kegley, Mary B.  Southwest Virginia tax assessments, 1815.

Kegley, Mary B.  Supplement to southwest Virginia tax assessments, 1815.


Land tax books, Tazewell County.
Includes non-resident property owners.

Personal property tax books, Tazewell County.